Masked, Armed Robber Shoots When Victim Tries to Grab Gun From Him at Long Island Home: Police

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    A Long Island woman walking home Wednesday afternoon says a masked, armed man followed her and demanded money, then opened fire when she tried to grab the gun from him, police said. Checkey Beckford reports. (Published Thursday, Apr 17, 2014)

    A Long Island woman told police a masked, armed man followed her and demanded money as she walked home Wednesday afternoon, then opened fire when she tried to grab his gun away, authorities said. 

    There were no injuries after the gunfire at the home on Randall Avenue in Freeport.

    Police and neighbors say the victim and her husband told them a masked man with a gun followed her home from the Baldwin train station, demanding she retrieve money from her house.

    Before going inside her home, the victim made a grab for the gun, but the robber got it back, she told police. As she tried to run away, he opened fire.

    Neighbors said they heard two gunshots, and one next-door neighbor told NBC 4 New York the victim ran to her door after the shots were fired, scared that she'd been hit by a bullet.

    "I heard the screaming, sounded like it was in my living room," said Lorri MacQueen. "She's like, 'am I shot, am I shot?'"

    There were no wounds on the victim, who neighbors say is a mother of a 14-year-old boy and runs a day care center.

    A man at the victim's home declined to speak to reporters.

    Police haven't said whether they've identified a suspect.